Bostick Female Academy

Coordinates: 35°51′10″N 86°39′36″W / 35.85278°N 86.66000°W / 35.85278; -86.66000
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Bostick Female Academy
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Bostick Female Academy in November 2013.
Bostick Female Academy is located in Tennessee
Bostick Female Academy
Bostick Female Academy is located in the United States
Bostick Female Academy
LocationHwy. 41 A, College Grove, Tennessee
Coordinates35°51′10″N 86°39′36″W / 35.85278°N 86.66000°W / 35.85278; -86.66000
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Builtc. 1892
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference No.82004070 [1]
Added to NRHPApril 15, 1982

The Bostick Female Academy, also known as Triune School, is a property in Triune, Tennessee that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

At one time Triune had five private schools, including a Porter Female Academy that was destroyed in 1863 in the American Civil War. On the board of the Porter Female Academy was a Dr. Jonathan Bostick, a planter who later bequeathed funds to establish a female academy in Tennessee. This was to replace the Porter Academy. Following delays due to litigation of Bostick's will, the Bostick Female Academy was built and opened in 1892.[1][2]

The school building was designed in a Late Victorian style of architecture. The listing was for an area of 2 acres (0.81 ha) with just one contributing building.[1]

The building is an L-shaped building built in c.1892.[3]

The building operated as a private school until about 1900, then as a public school until 1957. Since then it has been used as a private home.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Robert S. Brandt (1995). Touring the Middle Tennessee Backroads. John F. Blair, Publisher. ISBN 978-0-89587-129-9.
  3. ^ Shain T. Dennison and Carol C. Elam (October 27, 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Bostick Female Academy / Triune School". National Park Service. Retrieved March 2, 2017. with eight photos from 1980

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